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1 How do you appropriately write a thematic essay?



4 It is an essay that has a common theme. Tasks will be given to answer the essay. One must focus on the task. Each of the task items must be addressed in order to receive full credit.

5 The writer must be extremely descriptive when writing the essay. They should include the time period, people, vocabulary, places, etc.


7 One should analyze the task and organize the information that they wish to include in the essay response. First, carefully read the theme and the task. Look for clues that will help identify the information required to thoroughly address both the theme and the task. Underline those sections of the theme and task that you consider most important.

8 Body Paragraph #1INFORMATION Task #1 Causes Answer all Basic Questions Task #2 Effects Political/Economic/Social Choose 2 of the 3 characteristics and justify how it had effected the historical time period Answer all Basic Questions

9  The introduction to the essay response should communicate what it is that the essay will show or prove.  This introduces the theme or problem by establishing a framework that is beyond a simple restatement of the Task and concludes with a summation of the theme or problem.

10  Box Statement: Write this word for word from your paper.  Define the Theme: Include Who, What, Where, How, When Questions.  Include a Thesis Statement at the conclusion of the introduction. This tells the reader exactly what you are writing about.

11  This is where you answer the task.  Choose your Thematic Topic and apply the Basic Questions: Who, What, When, How, Where, Why.  Then try incorporate the BQ’s answering the first set of BQ’s.  Constantly incorporate details into all you BQ’s.

12  Once you create BQ’s answer the questions in paragraph form.  Do Not include the questions in you essay.

13  Restate the thesis statement.  Summarize all body paragraphs based on the task.  Short and to the Point.

14 Write all necessary paragraphs Include details Basic Questions Address all the tasks Be prepared to write a lot!

15 Personalize: –“In my essay I will be talking about ….. –“I believe that…” –“In conclusion I think …” Be vague! Forget to answer all the tasks. Skip lines on the paper. Just write the essay …..OUTLINE FIRST

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